Party websites post-election

An odd thing about the Labour Party website. Under Team / Labour MPs  they only show 28 of their 46 MPs. It appears to be the MPs who have returned to Parliament, with none of their new MPs there.

Their ‘Latest’ news is Our first two weeks, posted over two weeks ago.

I guess they have been busy negotiating and then getting their Government on the road.

NZ First has nothing at the moment:

Website Down for Maintenance

Please follow us on Facebook or party leader Winston Peters on Twitter for updates.

– NZ First

Greens are up to date with their ‘Our People’ page.

An interesting thing with their home page photo:

James Shaw is currently sole leader of the Greens.The will decide on their new female co-leader in April, eight months after Metiria Turei stepped down.

Marama Davidson was placed second on the Green Party list for the election, but she wasn’t given ministerial responsibilities, with Julie Anne Genter, Eugenie Sage and Jan Logie all preferred over her. She is relatively inexperienced, becoming an MP just under two years ago (filling Russel Norman’s place via the list).

The photo shows Shaw and Davidson together in the front and middle. The party PR department doesn’t get to decide leaders, the members do, but this is suggestive of someone’s leadership preferences.

In contrast to the three parties in Government the National party website has been churning out the ‘News’ with often a couple of posts a day. They have more time available to do this in Opposition. I’m not sure that a photo of English with Angela Merkel is a positive given her problems trying to form a government.

National’s ‘Our Team’ page has been fully updated with their new MPs and their new responsibilities.

Remember ACT?

They have an odd home page – they get around the fact that they still only have one MP by showing David Seymour in duplicate.

Promoting his book. I guess they are a party of free enterprise.

The Maori Party website looks little changed from the election campaign. They have only three posts since the election, but have said they will try to come back in 2020. Much will depend on how well Labour do for Maori this term – if they don’t front up then the Maori Party could have a chance, but it will be difficult with no MPs.

The United Future website is still standing. The party isn’t. Their last post: UnitedFuture proud of it’s history, but all good things must end.

 

15 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  November 26, 2017

    “An interesting thing with their home page photo:

    James Shaw is currently sole leader of the Greens.The will decide on their new female co-leader in April, eight months after Metiria Turei stepped down.
    ….
    The photo shows Shaw and Davidson together in the front and middle. The party PR department doesn’t get to decide leaders, the members do, but this is suggestive of someone’s leadership preferences.”

    Not the only interesting thing with their home page photo.

    My understanding was the Green’s list was meant to be equal, male / female etc, so why with 8 MPs are 6 women? That is 75% of their MPs, with the Green’s belief in equality you would expect 4 Male and 4 Female. Obviously the Greens have abandoned the idea of a 50/50 split in their caucus.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 26, 2017

      You misunderstand, Missy. Green goals are aspirational for themselves, compulsory for everyone else.

      • Missy

         /  November 26, 2017

        Ah, so 50/50 representation is only aspirational, having a 75/25 representation is okay though… Got it!

        I know, I was silly to question why the Greens were doing something different to what they advocate….

        • Patzcuaro

           /  November 26, 2017

          Actually it is only a problem if there are more males than females.

          • It’s oppression if there are more men, empowerment if it’s more women. It’s only discrimination if it’s done BY men, not TO them.

            Really, Missy, surely you know that !

            • Missy

               /  November 26, 2017

              Yes, I forgot for a moment, but thanks for reminding me.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 27, 2017

              Write out 500 times in a good clear handwriting and give to me before school ends tomorrow.

  2. Patricia Midwinter

     /  November 26, 2017

    James Shaw with his harem. Gender equality? Fiddlesticks!

    • Corky

       /  November 26, 2017

      He’s the Hugh Hefner of New Zealand politics. Except without the fun, Flamingo’s and a mansion without solar heating and self composting toilets.

  3. artcroft

     /  November 26, 2017

    Yeah the next election list for the Greens will be interesting. Who of this lot is willing to step aside to allow three guys better list spots in the top ten. I imagine we’ll be told Gareth is transitioning and this new diversity makes up for any other failings or inclusivity gaps.

    • Gezza

       /  November 26, 2017

      I don’t think Gareth will be in any hurry to give up that beard.

      • Missy

         /  November 26, 2017

        Well it does make him look like he is a little older than 12!

  4. Gezza

     /  November 26, 2017

    Labour were always remarably slack in keeping their website up to date. Major speeches by Andrew Little still wouldn’t be there days after Katie Bradford had shown us a few seconds of the worst or sillest parts in her report for 1ewes. It didn’t matter what she showed about him the video always made him look hapless & hopeless. I came to the conclusion she hated him.

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